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    Good sources for lemon grass oil?

    Where can I find lemon grass oil? If I am setting swarm traps, how far should I be from my beeyard to prevent premature swarming?
  2. Is it possible the a beetle just laid in the removal frame?

    I took one frame out of a decent hive to use as an attractant for the trapout from the house. Did a beetle get into the trapout hive and lay this one frame or did I carry it from the original hive? ...
  3. Help with SHB larvae, in removal frame

    I have read some of the posts about the SHB control measures. I was doing a removal from a house, the frame of eggs I used, I guess, had SHB larvae in it. Is there anyway to kill the larvae in the...
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    My swimming pool

    They love the stairs and the chlorine scent
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    Shallow super yields

    I extracted yesterday, one shallow super. About 9 frames fully drawn out. I got just under 2 1/2 gallons. Sound about right?
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    Opinions on Bee Escapes

    Do the bee escapes that you place in the hole of the inner cover work well? How long do they take to empty out the super?
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    How do I coax a colony from a tree?

    I have found a colony located in a tree. It was found 3 weeks ago by someone else, so I know they like it in there. I can't cut the tree or damage it. How do I coax the colony to move out of the...
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    Thermalchaser, I am about 45 minutes from you in...

    Thermalchaser, I am about 45 minutes from you in Ferrum. How did you do so well with surplus honey this year? I have two hives with just two brood boxes. They never got to the point to add even...
  9. I have ordered and received Apistan for my two...

    I have ordered and received Apistan for my two hives. Is now the time to do the first application, or is there a late honey flow, goldenrod etc.? I have two hives one was a package this year and a...
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    Hre in SW Virginia, I am seeing about half of the...

    Hre in SW Virginia, I am seeing about half of the typical production. Very dry this year. I have not noticed as much activity as last year. They seem more concerned about the high temps back in...
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    How do I make a sticky board for a bottom board...

    How do I make a sticky board for a bottom board that is not screened? For the screened BB I have heard of using construction paper covered in vaporub. Do you think the menthol is doing anything to...
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    OK, I get the jist of your ideas....but what if...

    OK, I get the jist of your ideas....but what if the hive is 2-3 years old and I am seeing some mites? What should be the plan of attack? Too late to change cell size. If I was going to use...
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    What are some examples of your varroa treatment...

    What are some examples of your varroa treatment rotations? ie first year-apistan second year -check mite, third year- apiguard. What do you guys do? What are the prefered methods, apistan,...
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    I recently hived a swarm. I put them into a deep...

    I recently hived a swarm. I put them into a deep with only two frames. When I opened the hive the next day to put the rest of the frames in I noticed the bees were heaviliy concentrated on the hive...
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    esatula, I am originally from Avon, CT. My...

    esatula,
    I am originally from Avon, CT. My uncle lives in Bethlehem, CT. His name is Bruce Hoffman, by chance do you know him? I had a similar issue but decided to take the honey for myself,...
  16. Most of the bees had fallen to the bottom, but...

    Most of the bees had fallen to the bottom, but there were clusters of them on several frames much like they would appear in spring/summer. The frames with honey were capped for the most part and on...
  17. I inspected my hive yesterday, it was in the...

    I inspected my hive yesterday, it was in the 60's. Winter in VA has been extremely mild, but with some sudden cold shots. All the bees were dead. There was still honey in the two deeps. There...
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    Can someone describe their method for starter...

    Can someone describe their method for starter strips in supers. Size, shape, material, etc. I used surplus in a shallow super frame. The strip was about 4" wide and inserted into the grooves at...
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    I am using Plasticell in the brood chambers, (two...

    I am using Plasticell in the brood chambers, (two deeps) can I just put frames in the supers and let them build out the comb? It will probably go faster if I gave them some thin surplus to start,...
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    I would like to purchase some nucs in VA. Frank...

    I would like to purchase some nucs in VA. Frank Wyatt, WG Bee, said he has some for sale in Eden, NC.
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    Does any one have packages or nucs for sale in SW...

    Does any one have packages or nucs for sale in SW VA? I am 30 minutes from Roanoke, VA.
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    Opened the hive after leaving alone for about two...

    Opened the hive after leaving alone for about two months. Noticed in top brood only two frames of honey and other frames very little drawn comb. Bottom deep was about 80% honey. Are they eating it...
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    I am starting to see posts on overwintering. It...

    I am starting to see posts on overwintering. It got me thinking about the best way to set up the hive in terms of extra insulation etc. Here in VA it sometimes gets around 10 F but for the most...
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    Be sure there is enough room for them. Also be...

    Be sure there is enough room for them. Also be sure there is adequate ventilation. Use a SBB or prop back the outer cover. Mine did the same thing back in late June and I did not have a super at...
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    I started this year with one hive and package...

    I started this year with one hive and package bees. I figure I am about $200 into it. Even though they swarmed in early July I was able to take two frames and crush a strain. I got just under 10...
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